Ore Textures & Breccias: Recognition Techniques


Date(s) - Monday, 28/01/2019 - Wednesday, 30/01/2019
All Day

James Cook University


An EGRU Professional Geologist Short Course

Ore Textures & Breccias: Recognition Techniques

Course Leader: Dr Gavin Clarke, EGRU JCU



Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 January 2019



James Cook University, Townsville Campus


This three-day course covers the fundamentals of textural observation and interpretation in mineralised hydrothermal systems.

The techniques used are simple, highly effective and require no specialised equipment.

The techniques are also extremely practical in that they generate numerous questions about the mineralisation being studied and commonly provide vectors toward mineralisation for drill testing.

Critical evaluation factors considered during the course include:

  • Infill: Recognition Criteria
  • Alteration: Recognition & Evaluation
  • Channelways: Recognition Criteria
  • Overprinting and Paragenesis: Recognition & Sequencing Criteria
  • Breccia: Recognition Criteria
  • Breccia: Rudimentary Classification System
  • Tectonic Breccia Systems
  • Intrusive Breccia Systems
  • Paragenetic Core Logging

The course comprises lectures and practical sessions.

This is a Level 4 (Honours) course suitable for early career geoscientists.

Participants will be working alongside JCU Geoscience Honours students.



Registration Fees for the three-day course (AUD inc GST)

EGRU Member $990
AIG Member $1485
Non-Member $1650

All prices include GST. 
Further information and registration at:


For more information

EGRU Enquiries:
Judy Botting
+61 (0) 7 4781 4726

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